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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Group 31: Assistant Technical Staff - Systems Analyst in Lexington, Massachusetts

MIT Lincoln Laboratory, located in Lexington, Massachusetts, is a United States Federally-Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) chartered to apply advanced technology to problems of national security. The Laboratory provides technical expertise and system prototyping to the U.S. Government in domains ranging from cybersecurity to novel radar design to advanced microelectronics and more.

The Systems and Architectures Group provides technical analysis to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to inform senior leaders and guide technology development in defense of the nation, allies, and deployed forces with an emphasis on air, missile, and maritime defense. This systems analysis often includes exploring novel and challenging defense problems, assessing current and future U.S. capabilities through modeling and simulation, and identifying opportunities for next-generation technologies. A key focus of the Group is putting technical analysis into its appropriate context and explaining the relevant details at a level appropriate to the goals and backgrounds of a diverse set of audiences. Through these presentations, the Group has had an out-sized impact on prototyping programs and government investment strategies, and has delivered high-level reports and briefings to Congressional committees and senior DoD leaders. We also collaborate closely with other Groups across the Laboratory as well as with other laboratories both inside and outside the government.

Job Description

The Group is seeking a Systems Analyst (Assistant Technical Staff) to contribute to multidisciplinary teams carrying out high-visibility studies involving many aspects of defensive systems, including sensors (e.g., radar, infrared, etc.), platforms (e.g., undersea, airborne, space-based, etc.), and algorithms (e.g., for detection, tracking, identification, etc.). The candidate hired will gain experience in a wide range of skills, such as developing code-based computations and simulations, using simulation tools to analyze system design and performance trades, identifying technologies and algorithms appropriate to the desired applications, and presenting technical results in a clear and concise manner to a wide spectrum of audiences. We are looking for candidates with strong technical ability, and we will provide training in the above concepts and systems.

Required qualifications:

  • Ability to learn the essentials of new technical areas quickly and apply that knowledge effectively to solve challenging mission problems

  • Proficiency with programing languages for computer modeling (e.g. Matlab, Python, C)

  • Ability to present technical concepts clearly to a wide spectrum of audiences

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Engineering, Applied Math, Astronomy, or related field.

    Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable:

  • Sensors or signal processing for radio frequency, optical, or infrared systems

  • Missile defense, electronic warfare, or undersea systems

  • Directed energy or hypersonic technologies

    At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans

  • MIT-funded pension

  • Matching 401K

  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)

  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs

  • Mentorship programs

  • A range of work-life balance options

  • ... and much more!

    Please visit our Benefits page ( for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks ( .

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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